Monday, July 26, 2010

I Know a Few Current Packers Who Could Use Piano Lessons.

Here is a piece of Packer-lore that I had never heard before. Vince Lombardi recommended piano lessons to his players. From the obit on Ms. Sadie Berman Jerry, a Green Bay musician and teacher:

She taught piano and organ for over 70 years and it was not uncommon for her to have taught several generations of students within one family. More than a piano teacher, Sadie helped her students with life lessons. As a result, it was not unusual for former students to visit her when returning to Green Bay or to come up to her in the store decades later to thank her. Special students of hers were Herb Adderly and Lionel Aldrich of the 1960's Packers. They were encouraged to take piano lessons by Coach Lombardi in order to improve their dexterity with the football. An early supporter of the Green Bay Packers, in the 1950's, she was a founding member of the Women's Quarterback Club, along with her sister, Arleen, and best friend, Lois Kerin.


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